Erika Dugas

Erika Dugas Living a life of Gratitude.

Erika Dugas What I am grateful for. 

I am grateful for my family because I completely can be myself. I feel comfortable around my family. With them, I can do everything. I can sing, I can do something weird and they won’t judge me for anything that much. I always have someone to talk to. I can call my mommy or my son or my sister whenever I miss them.

They love me and always will. In hard times they boost me up, and always support me. They make me laugh. I am so blessed to have such a close family. Each day I am more and more thankful for them and my love for them continues to grow. I am grateful for my friends and their continuous support. They are truly my motivation. We speak daily and they truly inspire me.  They’re good listeners, they motivate me, they encourage me, they spur me to challenge myself and continue to grow.

I am grateful for my health because health is the foundation of who I am. I feel healthy and it’s one of life’s blessings. I am thankful first and foremost to be alive, to wake up every day that I can make great. I feel healthy, strong. Thankful that my body allows me to work and exercise, which in turn helps my mind feel healthier and happier so I can be a better mother and caregiver. I am grateful for work because I have had continuity of employment throughout the covid emergencies.  I am grateful for my social life and the world around me

By being of service to my community and by helping people I feel happier. By working I am learning new skills, how to act, how to listen, make decisions, how to be patient. My work allows me to support myself, I am able to live and be happy. I am grateful for nature. I love the ocean, I love trees, love sunsets, and sunrises. Nature is a beautiful gift and I absolutely love nature. I often enjoy sitting with a cup of coffee at the ocean listening to the waves. Thankful for the ability to travel. I love traveling to new places and experiencing new things. I travel every year I have the opportunity to go on a new adventure.

I am grateful for each and every second of my life, for the moments I have experienced and for the moments I will experience. IT does not matter if those moments were tough or not, either way, I have learned from them. I am grateful for my son, my beautiful grandchild. They make me a better person. I am grateful for the moments I steal with them. I feel blessed to say I love them.

I am thankful for the freedom to be myself and to make my own decisions, for learning from mistakes, for freedom of religion. I am grateful for the love I have in my life. I am grateful for my sense of humor and for the education that my parents gave me.  I am grateful for my sister, for her love and being my buddy growing up, for being a wonderful aunt, for her understanding, for all of our experiences and good times we have shared over the years.  And for always having each other’s backs.

If you really want to live in gratitude then you will make the people around you the most important people in your life. I measure my most significant accomplishments by how happy my family, friends, and all those I care about are because I am in their life. As John would say….. Live in Gratitude. Pay it Forward. Cherish your Chapters of Love.

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